Apple iPhone X
- Impressive display
- User Interface is intuitive
- Design is evolutionary
- Glass rear isn't the most durable
Oh my, the iPhone X (pronounced as "ten"). The phone many consumers are waiting for. Some sites have already claimed the phone to be "the most important iPhone ever launched" and for good reason. Lots of appealing factors make this phone, but will it be worth the insanely-high price? The short answer is, yes, but you should read on to learn more.
First, the design. The iPhone X is larger than the Galaxy S8 or the iPhone 7, but it is quite light compared to its aluminum-backed brethren. How? Why, the entire body is made of glass, providing you with an essential grip. However, you risk more damage to the rear if the phone drops.
The iPhone X sports a 5.8-inch OLED screen, meaning more vibrant colors compared to LCD screens. Don't expect a home button either. Instead, you'll simply need to swipe upward to access the home screen. If you'd like to toy around with the Control Center, you simply need to approach it from the top-right. And if you swipe left, you'll reach the notification center. What about the right? The camera will appear.
The iPhone X is visually beautiful, focusing on the screen rather than the bezel. In fact, in terms of quality, the iPhone X rivals the Samsung Galaxy S8 series of phones.
And what of the resolution? Well, the resolution of the Super Retina HD display stands at a whopping 2436 x 1125, meaning sharper visuals comparable to the visuals of the Samsung Galaxy S8 series.
In terms of power, you can expect the iPhone X to wield the A11 Bionic chipset, which will handle heavy tasks with ease. With the chipset's extensive power, you'll be able to take advantage of the visually impressive screen and the AR sensor. Furthermore, you can also expect better battery life, greater photo processing, improved face-unlocking, and just general improvements that are bound to send you running for an iPhone X.
As for RAM, you'll find that the iPhone X has 3GB embedded, which isn't bad, but the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 offers a whopping 6GB of RAM.
Like the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X provides you with a minimum internal storage amount of 64GB, though you can always opt for the pricier 256GB option. Just do not expect an SD card slot with the iPhone X.
And what of battery life? The phone is packed with a 2716mAh battery, which can be wirelessly charged (as long as you have a Qi-supported pad). Additionally, the battery life is about two hours more powerful compared to the iPhone 7 from a single charge.
Operating system and user interface-wise, the iPhone X features the iOS 11, which the iPhone 6 and later iterations can update to. The main display will be familiar to those who used previous iOS updates, but as mentioned earlier in this review, the home button no longer exists as a physical button. Instead, you'll have to flick up from the bottom of the phone.
The iPhone X also features another big change - the shift from Touch ID to Face ID, which allows you to unlock your phone by looking at it. Supposedly, the function is a rather speedy implementation.
Finally, we have the cameras. What's included with the iPhone X is a telephoto lens - which has been introduced with the iPhone 7 Plus - and optical image stabilization for the sensors. What's also different is the placement of the rear camera. The 12-megapixel camera is placed vertically rather than horizontally, allowing for better landscape photos. Augmented Reality is also incorporated into the iPhone X, but according to many, it's currently a gimmicky tool.
The front-facing camera is also capable of sensing both your face and your surroundings. With it, you can transform into an Animoji, or an animated emoji. However, the cameras are overall similar to the previous generations. However, with software improvements, taking photos should be a more enjoyable experience.
Overall, it is highly recommended that - as long as you have the cash for the iPhone X - that you should wait for the iPhone X, which launches on November 3, 2017. The iPhone X, after all, features a slicker design, Face ID, and a better display than previous iterations.